Annual Summit of the Consumer Goods Council of SA

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is holding its annual summit and exhibition on 4 October 2017 under the theme: “Shared Value … Does It Exist”. Themed topics will focus on the evolving nature of the consumer goods sector and its role to ensure positive, sustainable contribution to national efforts to solve the … Read more

Cash Crusaders Committed to Raising the Secondhand Industry

Cash Crusaders is the largest and most recognisable secondhand retail brand in South Africa with its signature blue stores a common sight in malls and busy main streets. It’s not only its innovative business model or its popularity among South African consumers that makes the franchise group so successful, but rather the way it has … Read more

Innovation the way to Tackle Unemployment and Create Jobs

Reacting to the Statistician-General of Statistics SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey that shows unemployment rising to a 14-year high with 27.1% of the population without a job, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) believes the franchise sector, which contributes 11.6 percent to the country’s GDP and employs over 400 000 people through its 757 franchise … Read more

Make sure the Franchise you choose is a FASA Accredited Member

At the recent World Franchise Council meeting in London, of which the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is a member, the focus was on sustaining the growth of franchising worldwide in continuing turbulent times through ethical franchise principles. According to Vera Valasis, Executive Director of FASA, “at the meeting it was acknowledged that upholding … Read more

Sherpa Kids to Provide the Fun at the Absa Franchise Business Festival

If you are planning to visit the Absa Franchise Business Festival from the 30th June to the 2nd July and make it a family day, be sure to make use of the Sherpa Kids activity centre where your kids can spend quality time doing arts & crafts activities.  Each day will have different themes so … Read more

Meet the Industry Leaders at the Absa FASA Convention

For those wanting to learn more about the franchise business format, why not attend FASA’s Franchise Convention sponsored by Absa taking place at the Kyalami Conference Centre on Thursday 29th June from 8am to 4.30pm and learn all about the challenges and successes of franchising.  Franchisor stalwarts will be talking about their successful brands in … Read more

Find the Perfect Site at the FBF Networking Hub

If you are already in business and are looking for new premises, take advantage of the FBF’s networking event where letting agents and developer members of the Shopping Centre Council of South Africa will be on hand to network with business owners on opportunities in retail properties.  This takes place on Friday 30th June at … Read more

Win R200 000 Towards Your Dream Franchise

If you need start-up capital to help fund your dream franchise business, then visit the OK Franchise stand, enter their competition and you could win R200 000 in cash towards buying a franchise with additional funding support from Absa.  One lucky visitor to the FBF stands a chance to win R200 000 cash sponsored by the … Read more

See Today’s Successful Brands and Tomorrow’s Rising Stars

On the business and franchise front, have that face-to-face talk with franchise representatives and find out exactly what their franchise offers – and then ask yourself…. can I see myself owning one of these franchises and being my own boss? Some of the well-known brands exhibiting include: Food brands such as Anat Foods, Kauai Juice, … Read more